I have never read a book by Melissa Tagg, but after reading her latest, "Made to Last", I think I would really enjoy reading another of her books.
Some of the parts of Made to Last are kind of a stretch. It's a Christian contemporary romance, and unlike many books of this type, it's not cheesy with unrealistic faith conversations. I like the rapport between the characters and I really like the characters themselves.
Miranda Woodruff is a TV star who has made her living by doing DIY projects on television. Unfortunately, for three years she has been lying on the TV show by saying she is married. When a reporter comes to spend some time with her to see how her and her husband live off-camera, she actually has to hire someone to pretend to be her husband. Another problem here is that her ex-fiance, who she is playing off as her husband, is still around... and never agreed for her to continue to talk about him on the program!
Of course, her and the reporter fall in love while he's following her around. He feels completely conflicted because he thinks she's married, and she feels conflicted because she thinks if she lets him in on her secret she'll lose her show.
There is a whole lot of comedy and drama in this book. I think most people will enjoy it. Sure, some of it is a stretch (lying for three years, for example, or getting away with the fake husband as long as she does!), but it's also a fiction book. It's a great story, uplifting, and one that will leave you shaking your head, wondering how she is going to get out of this mess she's made!
If you like Christian fiction I would recommend this book to you.
Thank you to Bethany House for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.